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Know Your Braai Wood

The wood you choose can make all the difference to your braai experience. A good quality braai wood should be:
 

  1. Clean burning
    It should not generate a lot of smoke.
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  3. Dense and hard
    The wood will burn at a slower rate, making your braai last longer.
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  5. Low in moisture
    Wet wood spits and you’ll have a hard time keeping your fire going.
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  7. Aromatic
    This adds the smoky flavour to your braaied food.

 
 

These woods are especially good for braaiing:

 

Know Your Braai Wood - The Fire Works Kameeldoring generates almost no smoke. It is ultra dry and burns hot. It’s stunning musky aromatic fragrance adds an extra smoky flavour to your braai. Kameeldoring is very popular in the Western Cape.
Know Your Braai Wood - The Fire Works Mopani is dense, slow-burning and dry. Because of its natural resistance to termites it is suitable for long term, indoor storage. Though it may be a bit more challenging to light this wood, its natural aromatic smoke makes it all worthwhile. Mopani is readily available in the northern parts of South Africa.
Know Your Braai Wood - The Fire Works Sekelbos is a classic braai wood choice. Its burn time is long and it produces very little smoke. It offers a hotter flame than other braai woods, and enhances flavour too. Sekelbos can be found throughout the country.
Know Your Braai Wood - The Fire Works Although Blue Gum does not burn as hot as Sekelbos, it does burn for a very long time.
Know Your Braai Wood - The Fire Works Rooikrans is a great all-rounder. It is dry, dense and slightly aromatic, and popular in the Western Cape.
Know Your Braai Wood - The Fire Works Black Wattle is an eco-friendly choice because it is classified as alien vegetation. It is slightly softer than most braai woods. It produces good coals that burn long and hot, and add a smoky taste to your food.
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